Poroshenko to hold series of bilateral meetings during visit to New York – presidential administration
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the course of the visit to the United States on September 26-29 will take part the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, as well as in two other international forums and hold a series of bilateral meetings.
"The president attaches the highest importance to this visit in order to demonstrate active and consistent position of Ukraine in protection of key values of the UN Charter, provide comprehensive information on the situation of Ukraine, particularly in the context of illegal annexation of Crimea and aggression in the east of Ukraine," Deputy Head of Presidential Administration Kostiantyn Yeliseyev said at a briefing.
He said that in the framework of direct participation in the General Assembly session, the president will take part in plenary debates that will be held in the morning of September 29. The session will also be attended by other countries' leaders.
Another important event will be the participation in the Sustainable Development Summit that will be held within the General Assembly. According to the draw, Poroshenko will speak at the meeting on September 27.
Also, in the framework of the UN events, the Ukrainian president will participate in the Peacekeeping Summit that will be held at the initiative of the U.S. President.
Yeliseyev said that besides, Poroshenko is to have about 10 bilateral meetings.
According to the deputy head of the presidential administration, in the framework of bilateral meetings in New York, Ukraine is also planning to discuss bilateral cooperation, intensification of not only political, but also trade-economic and investment cooperation.
An important part of the visit will be the meeting with a large Ukrainian community in the U.S.
It is also planned that Poroshenko will participate in the conference under the auspices of the Clinton Global Initiative on building a safer and more prosperous world.
Poroshenko will deliver a speech to the students, teaching staff and political science community at Columbia University. It is also planned to have a meeting with heads of leading American companies and investors who work or willing to work in Ukraine.